By Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A. This is issue 64 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, See: If it is a Baby, is it a Person? The CNN headline touted, “The world’s most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% […]
Science Shows Unborn Babies Feel Pain Well Before 1970s-era Standard of Viability Washington, D.C. – Today Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), together with Dr. Maureen Condic, a human embryology professor and CLI associate scholar, filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization […]
In 2018, Mississippi passed the Gestational Age Act, limiting elective abortion to 15 weeks. Mississippi’s 15-week law was invalidated by the lower federal courts and will be considered by the United States Supreme Court during their next term, which begins in October 2021. A comparative analysis between Mississippi and European abortion laws finds gestational limits on elective abortion—terminations performed without restriction as to reason—prior to 15 weeks, and more often at 12 weeks, are common and the norm for the majority of European countries. This comparison found 47 out of 50 European countries analyzed in this report either do not allow elective abortion (8) or limit elective abortion to 15 weeks or earlier (39), whereas, other than Texas, no state in the U.S. limits elective abortion to 15 weeks.
A comprehensive analysis of European abortion laws shows the overwhelming majority of European nations limit elective abortion prior to 15 weeks gestation. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerning the constitutionality of limits on abortion prior to viability. The case was prompted by a Mississippi law that protects the life of the unborn starting at 15 weeks gestation.
To view the fact sheet as a PDF see: Fact Sheet: Pregnancy Centers — Serving Women and Saving Lives (2020 Study) Updated July 2021 WHAT ARE THEY? Pro-life pregnancy centers (formerly known as crisis pregnancy centers and also as pregnancy care or resource centers) are faith-based, community-based, not-for-profit organizations which […]
With advancements in science, non-surgical interventions are available to women that can increase pregnancy health. A mother’s daily consumption of folic acid and immunization are important proactive steps that every mother can take to decrease the risk of disease for herself and her baby.
Nebraska’s 2020 abortion report was published in June 2021. Abortions in the Cornhusker State increased from 2019. Changes in Nebraska Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Nebraska abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends In 2020, there were 2,378 abortions reported in Nebraska. This was an increase […]
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provided Massachusetts’ 2019 abortion statistics to the Charlotte Lozier Institute upon request. Abortions in the Bay State increased from the previous year. Statistics and Changes in Massachusetts Abortions, 2018-2019 Abortion Totals and Trends In 2019, there were 18,593 abortions reported in Massachusetts, up two percent from 2018 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 Medicaid Data in 17 States with Taxpayer-Funded Abortion “Consistent” with Evidence of Women Being Pressured into Unwanted Abortions Washington, D.C. – A new peer-reviewed study of 2,162,600 Medicaid beneficiaries in 17 states with state taxpayer-funded abortion shows that “rapid repeat pregnancy” (defined as a second pregnancy […]
The Charlotte Lozier Institute’s summary of Montana’s 2020 abortion report is forthcoming. Montana published its 2019 abortion report in March 2021. In 2019, chemical abortions composed well over half of all Montana abortions. Changes in Montana Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Montana abortion market share. Abortion […]
The Arkansas Department of Health released Arkansas’ 2020 abortion report in June 2021, showing that chemical abortions now make up more than half of all abortions reported in the state. Changes in Arkansas Abortions, 2019-2020 The report does not include information on Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas abortion market share. Abortion Totals and Trends […]